How digital tech and big data is transforming buildings

How digital tech and big data is transforming buildings

Digital technology and big data promise a range of benefits to building developers, owners and tenants, including increased rental yields, improved employee retention and lower operational costs. The property sector, however, is behind others in realising technology’s enormous potential, a new report from Arup has found. Reimagining Property in a Digital World says the ways in which buildings are designed, …

Melbourne Uses Smart City Tech To Stay World's Most Liveable Place

Melbourne Uses Smart City Tech To Stay World’s Most Liveable Place

Melbourne is the world’s most liveable city. Smart technology and IoT are how it plans to stay that way as population grows Melbourne is Australia’s second largest city after Sydney. The rivalry between the two takes many forms but while Sydney can lay claim to being the financial and media capital, Melbourne is seen as the country’s capital of sport …

Switch to open data could save companies $10B annually

Switch to open data could save companies $10B annually

A switch to standardized, open federal data formats could save U.S. companies roughly $10 billion in annual compliance costs, according to new research. The practice of replacing document-based reporting with standardized and open data formats, or standard business reporting (SBR), would reduce compliance costs and allow for the implementation of software that could remove much of the current complexity and …

If data is loved so much

If data is loved so much, why is so much of it running around loose, dirty and in no fit state to get a job?

Librarians have grown to love research data so much they can’t get enough of it! Well some at least have, and Love Your Data Week will help spread the love. Of course nobody loves data more than the researchers who produce it. Funders love it too; after all they pay for it to come into the world. If data is …

Australia finally has mandatory data breach nofitication

Australia finally has mandatory data breach nofitication

Australia will have a mandatory data breach notification scheme in place within the year after several aborted attempts, following the passage of legislation through the senate today. The Labor and Liberal parties today united to pass the government’s Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 into law. The passage came despite a last-ditch attempt by the Greens to make changes to …

Paul Shetler's perspective on UK

Paul Shetler’s perspective on UK, US and Australian government digital transformation

Paul Shetler talks exclusively to diginomica about the difficulties that successive governments in the US, UK and Australia face as they attempt digital transformation projects. “You can’t Kumbaya your way through this,” smiles Paul Shetler as he relaxes in a cafe in Sydney’s fashionable Potts Point while talking about the challenges of managing a government’s digital transformation. Shetler was talking …

New report paints a mixed picture for the UK on digital transformation

New report paints a mixed picture for the UK on digital transformation

New report paints a mixed picture for the UK on digital transformation Analysis 16 January 2017 As a firm’s digital capability increasingly becomes an indicator of their ability to succeed in the connected world, a timely new report by the Economist Intelligence Unit commissioned by Telstra takes a closer look at what is driving digital transformation COMMENT While there’s no …

Datameer and Cloudera enhance analytics for Aussie telcos

Datameer and Cloudera enhance analytics for Aussie telcos

How this Aussie partner plans to change the way the telco industry analyses data The telecommunications space is one vertical Datameer sees great potential in, in terms of revolutionising the way they process and use data, according to its director, Stuart Rees. Rees told ARN that together with Cloudera, the company is making waves in the telco industry. According to …

What is the Blockchain: Transactions and Smart Contracts

What is the Blockchain: Transactions and Smart Contracts

Blockchain is rapidly gaining attention from organisations in every industry. However, it is a difficult to understand technology that, if not executed correctly could result in serious harm for your organisation. Therefore, in this series of posts on the blockchain, I explain what the Blockchain is and how it affects your organisation. The first part was a generic introduction on …

Executives still mistrust insights from data and analytics

Executives still mistrust insights from data and analytics

Data and analytics are increasingly becoming central to business decision-making, especially in areas such as driving customer growth, improving productivity and managing risk. But even as organizations push to make their decision-making more data-driven, business leaders accustomed to making decisions based on gut-instincts and experience are having trouble trusting insights from data and analytics (D&A). Forrester Consulting, commissioned by the …